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PTO yanks allowances after CLS Bank

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2014

USPTO Explains Interim Policy After CLS Bank Last week, Acting Deputy Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee appeared before the House Judiciary

Court unimpressed by PTO review of prior art

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 4 2014

The USPTO applies the preponderance of the evidence standard in post-grant patent proceedings to assess patentability relative to applied prior art

PTAB issues first precedential opinion of AIA trials

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2014

The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) issues three (3) types of opinions, routine, informative and precedential. The vast majority of PTAB decision

PTAB institution rate dips into 60 range

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2014

Last week, I explained that the institution rate of PTAB trials in Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Covered Business Method (CBM) proceedings had

Petitioner over-reaching at the PTAB results in adverse summary judgment

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2014

In district court, 102 grounds are highly preferred to even the strongest 103 ground. This is because of the uphill battle in demonstrating invalidity

Inexperienced attorneys tax PTAB resources

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 11 2014

Growth in PTAB Post-Grant Filings May Require Changes to Workflow This time last year, the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) had about 250 Inter

Update from the Central Reexamination Unit

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 16 2012

At last week’s AIPLA Spring Meeting, the Director of the Central Reexamination Unit (CRU), Ms. Remy Yucel provided an update on the continued efforts of the USPTO to refine the patent reexamination process

USPTO solicits comments on small claims court for patent disputes

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 20 2012

Business-to-Business Initiative Drives Government Interest

Patent Trial & Appeal Board shuts down patent reexamination

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 13 2012

One of the more intriguing aspects of the new patentability trials of the America Invents Act (AIA) is their potential interplay with legacy post grant proceedings such as patent reissue, ex parte and inter partes patent reexamination

European filers embrace IPR as U.S. opposition system

  • Oblon Spivak LLP
  • -
  • European Union, USA
  • -
  • October 31 2013

European Companies Familiar with Opposition Concept. As pointed out last week Japanese innovators have quickly recognized Inter Partes Review (IPR